1771 facts for kids

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1740s  1750s  1760s  – 1770s –  1780s  1790s  1800s
Years: 1768 1769 177017711772 1773 1774


  • January 17 – Johann Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Matilda are arrested, leading to his execution and her banishment from Denmark
  • July 17 – Massacre at Bloody Falls: Chipewyan chief Matonabbee traveling as the guide to Samuel Hearne on his Arctic overland journey, massacre a group of unsuspecting Inuit.
  • September 8 – In California, Fathers Pedro Cambon and Angel Somera found Mission San Gabriel Arcangel in what is now San Gabriel, California.
  • October 9 – The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland. Captain Raymund Lourens and his crew escape unharmed.
  • November 16 – During the night the Tyne floods, destroying many bridges and killing several people; the main bridge at Newcastle upon Tyne is not completed until 1781
  • Discovery of Oxygen.
  • The territory of Baden-Baden is inherited by the Margrave of Baden-Durlach, forming Baden.
  • Emperor Go-Momozono ascends to the throne of Japan
  • Plague in Moscow – 57,000 dead
  • The trade monopoly with Iceland is transferred to the Danish crown.



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